2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winners Showcase Diverse Applications of Bio-Products
From algae as a biofuel, to cellulosic ethanol, several high school teams have contributed educational and creative perspectives on useful applications of bio-products.
In order to meet sustainability challenges of the future, education will play a vital role in advancing a variety of solutions. As future generations will inherit our environment and its evolving impacts on global affairs, providing creative and challenging outlets for young people to be part of sustainable solutions at an early stage is a noteworthy goal.
Team Gemini therefore recognizes programs like infographic challenges that provide opportunities for research; sharing valuable information with communities; and inspiring the next generation of engineers, architects, project developers, and many other stakeholders in sustainability initiatives.
The winner was announced during a special awards ceremony on May 11 by Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic Ethanol: Fueling the Future,” was developed by students from Smithtown High School East in St. James, New York. The team received the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Content, Design, and Social Media Promotion and is invited to present their infographic at BETO’s Bioenergy 2016 in Washington, D.C., from July 12–14.
The BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge is a competition for high school students to learn about bioenergy by designing an infographic that addresses one of four interdisciplinary topics and sharing what they have learned across their social media networks.
BETO also recognized the top ten finalists from the Challenge’s social media campaign and selected the first and second place runners up:
– First runner up: “Algae as a Biofuel” from Smithtown High School East in St. James, New York
– Second runner up: “Energy from Biomass” also from Smithtown High School East in St. James, New York.
Beyond supporting education, Team Gemini and its team members provide forward-looking solutions through technologies that address current and future challenges faced by many bio-products industry constituents—from providing innovative Bio-Ethanol plants, Anaerobic Digesters, CHP units, Wastewater Treatment plants, and pelletizing options. These applications are particularly relevant for commodity-intensive industries.
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